History of Flight – Mystery Challenge

I’m in a group of blogger friends that like to challenge each other every now and then (you may remember our first Mystery Challenge and the Stitch Swap). For this Mystery Challenge, I was given The History of Flight by Noelle of The Sewing Sparrow. Coolest theme ever, right?

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Aww – just look at that little spaceman! Originally I was going to do Orville and Wilbur outfits for both the boys, but something came up that you’ll see in a few days (way to be mysterious, huh? You don’t want to miss it – I can tell you that much!), so I decided to make Timmy a spacesuit jacket! I’m kind of a space nerd – not in that I know a lot about space, but in that Star Gate is one of the first shows I fell in love with and it’s all about space travel! I don’t actually believe there is a Star Gate hidden in a mountain in Colorado (at least that’s my official stance so you don’t think I’m crazy), so NASA is our best hope for meeting anything that’s out there :)

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And of course, the Apollo 11 mission was one of the most exciting times in all the history of flight!

I printed all the patches out on transfer paper and ironed them onto the same white sweatshirt fleece as the jacket, then satin stitched them on. The jacket was originally the Knight Hoodie, until I modified it :) I added a gold face plate to the top, and black sections to the sleeves.

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A lot of the details from the actual Apollo 11 suits are in red, white, and blue, so I lined the hood with red interlock. The stitching is in yellow, to mimic the gold cast on the original suits.

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I seriously can’t get over how it turned out! As soon as the weather gets below a thousand degrees here, Timmy’s going to be wearing it all the time! The pattern only goes down to a 2 and he’s in 12-18, so he’ll get lots of use out of it (and I may squeeze him into it next fall, too!).

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Clearly I still had the Wright Brothers idea in my head when I made him a Patrick Curved Raglan.

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“We rocked Kitty Hawk 1903”

Just look at those chubby baby cheeks! That’s the one place he still hasn’t slimmed down, and I’m kinda OK with it!

I was going for a “vintage” band-style shirt – the sleeves are actually a woven (some of my carefully hoarded Michael Miller Dinos Roar plaid). Since the sleeves make up very little of the neckline, it works just fine. I used this biplane graphic and my Silhouette software to make the transfer for the front.

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“That’s one small step for man…” Come on, you know you’d be disappointed if I didn’t say that at least once!

And we can’t forget the pants! Continuing the spaceman theme, he has star fabric as the back pocket, front pocket facings, and waistband facing of his Nowhere Man Pants. I love the retro feel of this pattern and it worked perfectly for the look I was going for!

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And these adorable letters from the Silhouette store – also printed onto transfer paper and ironed onto the sweatshirt fleece from the sweater.

I hope you love my take on the History of Flight as much as I do! This is only the first day of the fun – there are fourteen other awesome looks headed your way! Scroll down for the full list of participants and themes.

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Mystery Challenge

Friends Stitched Together – History of Flight – 8/17

Felt with Love Designs – Under the Sea – 8/18

Knot Sew Normal – Fruit – 8/19

Friends Stitched Together – My Little Pony – 8/20

The Berry Bunch – Cover Up – 8/21

Pensebrox – Titanic – 8/22

Tangible Pursuits – London Dapper – 8/23

Rebel and Malice – Disco – 8/24

Sewing Sober – Espionage – 8/25

Sugaridoo – Musical Instruments – 8/26

Lulu and Celeste – Morpho Butterfly/Rainforest – 8/27

Paisley Roots – Classic Summer Movies – 8/28

Create 3.5 – Morocco – 8/29

Mae&K – Solar System – 8/30

The Sewing Sparrow – Safari – 8/31


  1. Melissa says:

    This is amazing!! I immediately recognized the hoodie shape. I love all the details. Way to set the bar high haha (back to crawl in a hole as I rethink my idea)

    • Amy and Tasha says:

      That looks so cool! I wish I lived nearby to visit! There’s a Flight museum in Oregon (we’re in Washington) that we like to visit when we make it that way for vacation :)

    • Amy and Tasha says:

      They’re so easy! Just make sure to iron until you think you’re going to scorch the fabric and then don’t move it til they are cool to the touch – that really helps them stick in place :) And thank you!

  2. Deanna {sewmccool} says:

    Cute jacket! We just took a family trip to D.C. and visited the Air & Space museum there – the girls were fascinated with the room where the Wright Brothers’ plane is displayed. This hoodie is so cute for the them!

    • Amy and Tasha says:

      Thank you Fenna! We’ll definitely be doing more! They are so fun and I love seeing what everyone comes up with :)

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